| Mar 27, 2013
Easter ham may conjure up cozy memories of family feasts past, but for today's smaller households the traditional bone-in ham can be a challenge. Often as big as a jack-o'-lantern, a ham is a holiday treat that keeps giving, practically to Pentecost, or...
| Mar 13, 2013
Renowned storyteller Jane Yolen and daughter Heidi E.Y. Stemple are making magic again.
They've written another cookbook for kids, and it's delightful.
"Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook" is filled with lovely illustrations by collage artist...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:52 AM
Remember last March? Farmers certainly do. It felt like summer. And it was the start of what would be a tough year for farmers.
Today, March 12th, 2013: The temperature is expected to be around 38 degrees.
March 12th, 2012: The temperature hit 69...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Bob Ehrlich's recent column claiming that multiculturalism destroys democracy takes a very Eurocentric view of America ("Multiculturalism is the enemy of democracy," June 2). It selectively glosses over some of the ugly things our nation has done on its...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Consumers are getting their first glimpse at what health insurance will look like in California as the state prepares to implement the federal healthcare law.
On Wednesday, state officials will spell out the details on policies available next year to...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Margaret and Louis Chatey are turning pears and apples from Ledyard and Middlefield into award-winning brandy in a barn off an Ashford country lane.
Over in East Hartford, Adam von Gootkin is hunting for Connecticut corn he can transform into what he...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:45 AM
The plink, plink, plink of sap hitting the bottom of a metal bucket is music to Sheryl Pedrick's ears, she says. That means there will be a symphony in the woods around Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton in the weeks ahead.
The education coordinator at the...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Some occasions require a touch of romance.
Nothing too formal or over the top — no scattered rose petals or strolling violins. Just good, interesting food served capably in a special setting.
Baldwin's Station in historic Sykesville is just the...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Bill Budzina, 78, recalls when a pretty 16-year-old farmer's daughter first caught his eye at a dance.
"I thought she was a nice-looking girl, friendly — seemed like she'd be good to spend time with," he said.
And 58 years later, Budzina knows...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Ann Montgomery of Millersville was looking for the recipe for a dessert her mother used to make in the 1950s for what she called cottage pudding. She described it as basically a single-layer yellow cake that was served warm with a slightly sweet vanilla...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Bill Budzina, 78, recalls when a pretty 16-year-old farmer’s daughter first caught his eye at a dance.
“I thought she was a nice-looking girl, friendly — seemed like she’d be good to spend time with,” he said.
And 58 years...